May Half Term – Things To Do

may half term

With May half-term creeping up on you, you’re probably thinking what on earth can you do with the kids this school holiday? Well, there are plenty of activities and events going on that will excite, entertain and engage your kiddies!

It’s also over the Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday, so there will also be Royal related events that will surely get your family into the patriotic spirit! Whether you want to celebrate the Jubilee in London or travel to a Jubilee event near you for some royal fun.

Family-friendly things to do this May half-term

Go on a greener day out with Scenic Rail Community!

Looking for something different to entertain your kids this May half term? How about a fabulous scenic train ride, journeying to new places and experiences? Whether it’s a grand day out with the grandkids, a mum and son day or spending time with your nephew, taking the train is a great way to connect with each other and get back to doing the things you love with the people you love! Window gaze from the train, with a packed lunch and enjoy the sights as you embark on a beautiful journey across Britain, spending time with your family.

How about travelling on the West Highland Line – perfect for those little witches and wizards and journey as close as you can to the idea of Hogwart’s! With epic landscapes, towering mountains and stunning lochs around every bend. You’ll be treated to a fantastic journey, so don’t forget to bring your camera and grab a window seat too!

There’s plenty more train journeys you can travel on too – have a look!

Get Outdoors with Treasure Trails

When: Anytime, just download your Trail for £9.99!

With the warmer weather now in full swing, you have the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty around you and breathe in some fresh air! With a Treasure Trail, you can explore so much of the UK, since there are over 1,200 Trails around, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Both kids and adults will have a super time exploring, and treasuring hunting. Whether you pick the Bristol Cliffton Trail (a Secret Spy Mission Trail) where your job is to stop the evil enemies from dismantling the local landmark or the Carlisle – the Roman Hoard Trail, where you need to decipher clues to discover the location of the buried treasure.

There’s so much to choose from, get your spy thinking caps on, put down those mobile phones, grab your walking boots and raincoats (just in case). And set off on a family-friendly Treasure Trail that’ll release your inner adventurer.

Find out more here!

Half-term at Eden

When: 28th May – 5th June from 9:30 – 18:00

Celebrate the best of nature with a week-long celebration of bees and the environmental communities around us – with Eden’s very own Big Jubilee lunch!

An interactive trail that is aimed to inspire you to create your own bee-friendly garden, meet CBBC’s Skinny Jean Gardener and learn some gardening top tips. Explore the vital role of pollinators, and enjoy some pollinator themed activities that are exciting as they are engaging! And there will be loads of Jubilee celebrations for everyone to get into the patriotic spirit, all through May half-term!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Bodelva. Par. Cornwall. Pl24 2SG
  • Price Child (under 5) free. Child (5-16) from £11.00 and Adult from £32.50

May-hem fun at Hop Farm

When: 28th May – 5th June from 10:00 – 16:30

Celebrate May half-term in style with fantastic family-friendly activities at Hop Farm! With their most-loved outdoor attractions like Driving School, Animal Farm and the amazing Giant Jumping Pillows! Plus fun children’s rides and to make the most out of your day out, stay at the campsite! A couple of days under the British sun.

Find out more here

Info & Pricing

  • Location The Hop Farm. Maidstone Road. Paddock Wood. Kent. TN12 6PY
  • Price Child and Adult £4.00

Pip & Pop – When Flowers Dream

When: 21st May – 5th March 2022. All-day!

Come along this May half-term and experience the wonder of a vibrant utopia by Pip & Pop. With a collection of eclectic vibrant artworks created with everyday materials (sugar, sweets and craft materials…)!

Exploring the themes of consumption, wish-fulfilment and endless abundance with eye-catching art pieces and colours sprinkled with playfulness to fully immerse the audience.

Plus, so much more – find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Kew Gardens.
  • Price Child from £5.00 and Adult from £15.00

Out Of This World: Moons

When: 31st May & 2nd June 2022. 10:30 – 12:00

Discover all there is about moons by travelling across the solar system in their amazing planetarium. From our moon, the many moons of Jupiter to the icy moons of Nepture and beyond! Immerse yourself in interactive workshops, learn new things about the moons and you can ask as many questions about astronomy and space!

Moon-tastic! Find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Royal Museums Greenwich. Royal Observatory. London. SE10 8XJ
  • Price Child (7+) £5.00 and Adult free

Around the World

When: 28th May – 5th June 2022

Take part in the exciting Around the World event at Green Dragon Eco Farm! Explore a new country with its culture each day. Fancy dress is a must and there will be daily prizes for the greatest costumes! Travel to Scotland, the Polynesian Islands, Norway, Columbia and many more countries!

Around the world in 80 days? How about around the world in 9 days!

Why don’t you visit on multiple days? Find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Green Dragon Eco Farm. Claydon Road. Hogshaw. MK8 3LA
  • Price Child from £11.95 and Adult from £10.95

1950s May Extraganza

When: 30th May – 5th June 2022

Step back into the 1950s for the Queen’s Jubilee this year at Manor Farm Park & Woodland! Pack your essential picnic staples, dress in your best gear and re-live the 1950s. Enjoy some time period childhood games, meet 7 dinosaurs, and farm animals and just have some quality fun!

Plus, hold an owl (not on Monday or Wednesday) Find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Castle Hill. Leake. Nr Loughborough. Leicestershire. LE12 6LU
  • Price Child (under 2) free. Child (2-17) £11.50 and Adult £10.95

Peppa Pig at SEA LIFE Birmingham

When: 30th April – 3rd July 2022

Come along with Peppa Pip on an aquarium adventure! Join her as she makes friends with some of the ocean’s most fantastic animals, with an interactive trail! Little piggies can help spot seahorses, count starfish, learn how fast sharks can swim and do much more fun activities!

Plus, meet Peppa Pig herself – find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location The Water's Edge. Brindleyplace. Birmingham. B1 2HL
  • Price Child from £20.65 (included with SEA LIFE admission tickets

Drayton Manor May Fun

When: During May half-term!

Make the most out of your may-hem half-term with a trip to the fantastic Drayton Manor theme park! With the most popular rides such as Shockwave, River Rapids and 100 other rides and attractions – your little ones couldn’t possibly get bored!

There will also be lots of Thomas Land Entertainment with Sir Topham Hatt’s Jubilee Bake Off, meet and greets and plenty more fun! And if you fancy staying there for a short break, you can definitely do that.

Find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Fazeley. Mile Oak. Tamworth. B78 3TW
  • Price Child from £11.00 and Adult from £27.50

Jorvik Viking Festival

When: 28th May – 1st June 2022

Do your kids wish they could be Vikings? Well, at the JORVIK Viking Festival, Europe’s biggest Viking festival, they can have a taste. Vikings will be pitching their tents in central Yorkshire and there will be five fun-filled days of history, workshops, arts and crafts and much more. Your family will surely be taken back in time.

Find out more here!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Coppergate Shopping Centre. York. YO1 9WT
  • Price Prices vary depending on activity please check website

Looking for more things to do and adventures to take your kiddies on during May half term? Check out all the exciting places they can go to and the staycations you can relax and unwind in.